The global greenhouse gas concentrations reached a new record level in the year 2020, a report by the UN-backed World Meteorological Organization revealed. In an alarming revelation, the report stated that despite the lockdown restrictions due to the pandemic, the greenhouse emissions last year spiked quicker than the annual average level of the last decade.
Referring to his agency’s report, World Meteorological Organisation Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said, “The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin contains a stark, scientific message for climate change negotiators at COP26. At the current rate of increase in greenhouse gas concentrations, we will see a temperature increase by the end of this century far in excess of the Paris agreement targets of 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.”
Co2 levels in the atmosphere breached the milestone of 400 parts per million in 2015 and last year it touched the highest level of 413.2 ppm. The alarming increase in pollution levels in the atmosphere is going to pose major negative impacts on our present & future, the WMO reported.
The Greenhouse bulletin carries information collected by a network that monitors pollution levels in the atmosphere. The major revelation came just a few days before the biggest climate change conference, COP 26 and may become a point of discussion during the summit.